Monday, April 19, 2010

Decorator's Show House

Our office has been busy! We have been working away getting ready for the Decorators Show House that opened this past weekend. It is definitely a show that you do not want to miss!

This year's Show House is located at 3639 Tuxedo Road at the beautiful home owned by Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons.
With acres of koi ponds and gardens to show, the house is appropriately named Giverny.

Our office was in charge of the design of the front entrance.

Although these are not the best photos, this gives you a preview of what our garden looks like.

Come see the show, and I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

Click here for more information.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I try not to get too personal on the blog, but my nieces and nephews are SO cute that I just cannot resist.

First we have Porter, the first born of our siblings children. He is Hunter's oldest sister's first child and is the first grandchild on his side. He is now 3 years old.

Next, came along Kennedy. She is the first grandchild on my parents side, and is my middle sister Mary's little girl. She is now 2.
Third was Pierce, who is my oldest sister Sophie's little girl. She will be 2 in July.

And then there was Jack, Porter's little brother who will be 1 in May. He is such a precious little pumpkin, and will be the closest in age to our little peanut who has been growing in my belly for only 8 1/2 weeks now.

We got to see our first sonogram last week at the doctor and can not be any more excited!

We are so blessed to have such a amazing family, and are so happy to add our own contribution to the family tree!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hollywood Vintage

Now that Easter has past I have white on the mind... not just white clothing, but also furniture.

I love the look of classic white furniture. Something about the vintage style makes me think of hollywood and movie stars. And not the pop stars of todays time, but more like someone out of a Slim Aarons photo.

The two pictures above are from the garden of Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. They had the vintage iron garden furniture reupholstered in the soft blue - green fabric - one of my favorite colors!

This dining chair is from the Calcutta II collection from Brown Jordan. They have a great selection of many different outdoor furnishing styles, but it can get quite expensive.
I also love the modern vintage look where less is more.

You can get more for less with the chairs pictured below... we have a source for under $50!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Traditions

"Christos Anesti" means "Christ has risen" in Greek. You will hear that quite often on Easter Sunday and the following weeks if you are around any Greek family during this celebratory time.

Another beautiful tradition is the abundance of Easter Lilies.
According to source, "Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and deep distress. Churches continue this tradition at Easter time by banking their altars and surrounding their crosses with masses of Easter Lilies, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and hope of life everlasting."

The "Easter Bunny" ...a symbol for Easter and fertility because of their well known rapid rate of reproduction.

The egg is a symbol of rebirth. It was adopted by early Christians as a symbol for the resurrection of Jesus.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend as we celebrate re-birth, and the true meaning of Easter!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lantern Lights

Remember my post on Alys Beach from about a month ago? I said that I would find a picture of the lighting fixture above the fire pit. I found one....

It was one of the many images on The Photographers Life where they did a great post on Alys Beach.

Creative outdoor lighting can add so much to enhance your garden no matter what setting.

It can be simple.

Or more formal.

It always catches your eye.

And sets the mood for the area.

It is always worth the investment.

Images via The Photographers Life, Dargan Landscape Architect, Tracery Interiors, Designing Life In Miami, Abby Sharp Tumbler

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hollywood Style

In the most current issue of Garden Design magazine Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson opened up the garden gates of their home in Ojai, California.

Doesn't it remind you of Meryl Streep's house in It's Complicated?

It has the cottage feel with amazing garden rooms.
And so many perimeter spaces that make you want to live outside.

I love the vintage outdoor furniture.

There are so many more inspiring pictures so be sure to view the full article here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


A good friend of mine and previous Daily Classic contributor, BPQ TX, recently had some work featured on the Contemporist. The Austin, TX based landscape architect worked on all of the landscaping and hardscaping (including all of the walls, etc) of the house pictured below.

With such an amazing views of the city, it is such a refreshingly inspiring project.

Click here to view the full article, and see even more amazing photos.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


White. My husband and I are still in the middle of a painting project where we are painting all the rooms in our house one color. White. Tennis Court White to be specific... it is really a little off white. I have been getting a lot of "really, white?" or "all the rooms the same color?" or "you are turning into your mother" (my parent's house is white too - and my sister's.) I love white.... it is so clean and fresh. We have a small house so I think it will be nice for all the rooms to be the same color and flow together, and then we can use different accent colors to make each room pop. I am thinking of painting the back of one door a bright color- inspired by the last picture - I may go with a kelly green. I cant wait for it to be complete!